All Video Treats

Video Treats // Framing

Timber Framing in England

A short film illustrating the path from forest to finished frame  

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Video Treats // Framing, Trimwork & Cabinetry

A Carpenter's Journey to Craftsman in Germany

For three years and a day journeymen walk, work, and sleep under the stars  

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Video Treats // Tools

Field Trip: Knifemaking Studio Out in the Boonies

Making old leaf springs and plumbing parts into functional art

Video Treats // Tools, Trimwork & Cabinetry, Woodworking

Totally Portable Woodworking Setup. Amazing.

A man, a plan, and some Baltic birch plywood becomes a stand-alone portable woodworking shop.

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Video Treats // WRB & Flashing

Junk Design: Ancient Waterproofing Secrets

Compartmentalizing a boat revolutionized the safety of ocean navigation and saved countless lives.  

Video Treats // Concrete & Masonry, Siding & Exterior Trim

Jobsite Olympics: Hawk Spinning

Kirk Giordanos, aka, Mr. Plaster Fantaster, shows us yet another way to kill time, and amaze your kids, while waiting to get into a job: Spin a hawk on a trowel. 

Video Treats // Framing, Trimwork & Cabinetry

Build a Desktop Catapult!

Target practice is a favorite desktop diversion of many a desk jockey. Turns out it can be a bench top diversion as well. 

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Video Treats // Paints, Glues, & Sealants, Framing

Adhesives, Fasteners, and Simulated Disasters

How much stronger is a house with key parts glued and nailed together rather than just nailed together?  

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Video Treats // Decks & Porches

A Tiny House for Big Dogs

Accessory Dog Dwelling Unit for little pups that grew up  

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Video Treats // Woodworking, Trimwork & Cabinetry

Classical Orders of Architecture

Orders of architecture are like ancient rules of thumb for design  

Installing German windows in a masonry wall

Video Treats // Windows & Doors

Window Installation in Germany using Compressed Foam Tape

Installing German windows in a masonry block building with beautiful copper roofing details.  

Video Treats // Tools

The Fred Flintstone Version of a Jobsite Camera

This Lyerbird mimics the construction sounds on a nearby jobsite: hammers, saws, drills, workers talking. Be careful what you say in Lyerbird country. Yaba-daba-do!

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Video Treats // Woodworking, Trimwork & Cabinetry

Holiday Bandsaw Magic: Make a Reindeer from a Block of Wood

A pretty cool parlor trick that makes trade shows go quickly, and a great way to 'Wow' the kids.  

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Video Treats // Tools

Video Treat: Time Lapse Dust Collection Setup

Samurai Carpenter sets up a system in his newly remodeled and outfitted shop.

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Video Treats // Framing

Magical Houses Made from Bamboo

What it is like to design and build houses without CDX and drywall: Freeing, captivating, undulating, and addictive. 

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Video Treats // Concrete & Masonry

Behind the Scenes of a ProTradeCraft Video Shoot

A mashup of various footage shot for the Rapacious Creditor series

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Video Treats // Tools

Video Treat: Turn a Log into Lumber with an 'Alaska Sawmill'

Watch a guy make slab lumber out of a redwood log with nothing but a chainsaw, some planks, and a lever. [OK—and a dustmask and hearing protection]

Video Treats //

Video Treat: Bugs, Microbes, Biofuels, and Coffee

No, this video is not all that focused on home building and remodeling. BUT, bugs, do indeed find homes in houses, coffee is a large part of any jobsite, and biofuels—well, they have always been part of the construction landscape in one form or another.